Nashville season 5 has started production. CMT’s season of the former ABC series is getting underway and the network tweeted photos from its table read. One image included actors Charles Easten (Deacon Claybourne) and Chris Carmack (Will Lexington), along with music duo Lennon & Maisy.
Another photo showed the premiere episode’s script, which is titled “The Wayfaring Stranger,” and written by the series’ new lead writer-producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick.
Absent from the images: Any photos of stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. As first reported by EW, there’s been some uncertainty about whether Britton would sign on for the full season, with the actress initially only committing to around 10 episodes. We’re told the network hopes she’ll still agree to more and the situation is still fluid. CMT’s Nashville debuts Jan. 5.
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